Psychiatry Quiz #7: Amnesia

1. A 22-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department after being found disoriented in a park. She is unable to recall her name, the current date, or how she arrived at the park. However, she is able to recall detailed information about her childhood and how to perform routine tasks. Which of the following types of amnesia is she most likely experiencing? 

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2. A 45-year-old man presents with an inability to form new memories following a traumatic head injury he sustained in a car accident. He can remember events and information from before the accident but struggles with recalling anything that happens afterward. This patient's amnesia can be best described as: 

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3. A 55-year-old man with a history of chronic alcoholism presents with memory problems. He fabricates stories to fill in gaps in his memory and appears indifferent to his memory issues. Physical examination reveals nystagmus and ataxia. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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4. A 60-year-old man suddenly becomes unable to recall the events of the past few hours. He asks the same questions repeatedly and appears confused about the current date and time. However, he fully recovers his memory and cognitive functions within 24 hours. Which of the following conditions best describes his symptoms? 

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5. A 30-year-old woman is unable to recall any personal information following a severe emotional trauma. She can still remember general knowledge and how to perform complex tasks. Her memory loss is most specifically focused on personal life events related to the trauma. This pattern of memory loss is most consistent with which of the following? 

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